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“Beautiful camp, rubbish restaurant, no WiFi”
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Letaba Rest Camp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 8-11 May, for three nights, privately.

We stayed in a fve-bed unit on the riverbank, complete with a large kitchen and lounge. The units are fantastic!

This restcamp is situated on the banks of the Letaba River, with easy access from Phelabora Gate. This is a big, tree-filled camp, with a nice "tusker" museum, and also a great deck overlooking the Letaba River. The deck is occupied by a rather dysfunctional restaurant, with unattentive waiters and waitresses and a lot of unavailable items on the menu. One can pick up 3G reception at Letaba on the South African roaming networks, but, there is no WiFi.

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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Dipped into the Kruger for a single overnight stop. Just enough time to realise it was nowhere near enough time to even sample this awesome piece of wilderness. Definitely a full week trip next time.
Checking in is a trial and despite being polite enough, the reception team are not quick or overtly helpful. The security Team at Park Entrances were very nice.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Our party of 6 stayed for one night at the Fish Eagle Guest House. Next time we will stay much longer. It is private and fabulous. We loved that each of the 4 large bedrooms had a private bath with shower and tub as well as private access. We also liked that the main lodge area had an additional half bath. The animal viewing from the private hide, the huge BBQ, the large private yard and the birding were all wonderful. We will definitely go back for longer next time.

Room Tip: All rooms are equally nice.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Just arrived back from the KNP - stayed at Letaba camp. As always, a magical place and an incredible experience. Letaba is very nice, but, I find, a bit out of the way in terms of where one can travel on a day trip. Olifants is the only camp that is not that far from Letaba. Also, the bungalows are very basic which adds to the experience, but, they could be kept cleaner and our basin was blocked when we arrived. The area between the bungalows and the river is not as it used to be - too little grass and alot of sand which became mud when there was rain. A little disappointing compared to what I remember the standard being when I was there before. The monkeys present a huge problem ( at all the camps I presume), one cannot leave out a morsel of food including food still in a closed packet or box for fear of being raided by monkeys. I think the management are aware of it, but, it is not controlled at all. As for the KNP itself, stunning place, but, a few of us agreed that there seem to be less animals, in the Letaba area anyway. One does not see herds that much, but smaller groups and there are great expanses where one can see nothing at all. Nearer Satara is better and down South one can see Rhino. No Rhino near Letaba, but I did notice that the desire to protect Rhino is great and there are steps taken to prevent poaching as much as possible. I would recommend Letaba, but, be prepared for a drop in standard as far as the bungalows and grounds go. Next year, we have booked for Lower Sabie.

Room Tip: The nearer to the river the better!
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

What possessed KNP to kick Mugg and Bean out. 'New' restuarant is like it was before famous brands. Bad service, uninterested staff, no food for vegetarians or vegans, things on menu not available. Food very very dissapointing. In fact inedible. I had a vegatable wrap which only had butternut which tasted like yesterday's left overs .Embarassing to KNP's reputation with foreigners . Dont support them. They don't deserve your business

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Letaba Rest Camp

Address: Lethaba-Shingwedzi Road, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Kruger National Park
Price Range: ₹ 5,142 - ₹ 92,107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The idyllic Letaba Rest Camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba River, midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park. The name means "river of sand", and the sandy riverbed is an excellent location for game viewing, particularly elephant, which thrive in the area. Letaba is a green oasis in the surrounding mopane veld, and remains a firm favourite with visitors. At night the stars overlook a symphony of sounds. Owls, nightjars, frogs, fruit bats, crickets and cicadas all vie to be heard, until the lion roars, then all are silent. ... more   less 

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